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Tampopo (18)

30 December

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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How far would you go for the perfect ramen? Tampopo is a brilliant underdog story of a roadside ramen shop vying to create the best ramen around. It takes classic Western tropes and hilariously transposes them to Japan’s meticulous culinary scene. The titular Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) is guided in her quest by scrappy truck drivers Gun (Ken Watanabe) and Gor (Tsutomu Yamazaki). In wicked parodies of film genres, they run her through a rigorous training process, steal secrets of broth-making and challenge other ramen-makers in Spaghetti Western (noodle Western?) style stand-offs.

Sweet, peppered with hilarious moments and 100% guaranteed to have you desperate for a bowl of noodles, Tampopo is a nourishing watch that ignites every sense.

With the support of the Independent Cinema Office and BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

  • Director Juzo Itami
  • Cast Nobuko Miyamoto, Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki
  • Certificate 18
  • Running time 1h54m
  • Country Japan
  • Language Japanese with English subtitles
  • Year of Production 1986
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